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by Søren Kierkegaard,Thomas C. Oden

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  • ISBN 0691074062
  • ISBN13 978-0691074061
  • Language English
  • Author Søren Kierkegaard,Thomas C. Oden
  • Publisher Princeton University Press (July 26, 2004)
  • Pages 352
  • Formats lrf doc mbr lit
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Professionals and Academics
  • Size ePub 1376 kb
  • Size Fb2 1834 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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Who might reasonably be nominated as the funniest philosopher of all time? With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)--despite his enduring stereotype as the melancholy, despairing Dane--as, among philosophers, the most amusing.

Kierkegaard not only explored comic perception to its depths but also practiced the art of comedy as astutely as any writer of his time. This collection shows how his theory of comedy is integrated into his practice of comic perception, and how both are integral to his entire authorship.

Kierkegaard's humor ranges from the droll to the rollicking; from farce to intricate, subtle analysis; from nimble stories to amusing aphorisms. In these pages you are invited to meet the wife of an author who burned her husband's manuscript and a businessman who, even with an abundance of calling cards, forgot his own name. You will hear of an interminable vacillator whom archeologists found still pacing thousands of years later, trying to come to a decision. Then there is the emperor who became a barkeeper in order to stay in the know.

The Humor of Kierkegaard is for anyone ready to be amused by human follies. Those new to Kierkegaard will discover a dazzling mind worth meeting. Those already familiar with his theory of comedy will be delighted to see it concisely set forth and exemplified. Others may have read Kierkegaard intensively without having ever really noticed his comic side. Here they will find what they have been missing.


With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)-despite his enduring stereotype as the melancholy. has been added to your Cart.

With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)-despite his enduring stereotype as the melancholy.

The Humor of Kierkegaard book. With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares S�ren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)-despite his enduring stereotype as the melancholy, despairing Dane-as, among philosophers, the most amusing. Kierkegaard not only explored comic perception to its depths but also practiced the art of comedy Who might reasonably be nominated as the funniest philosopher of all time?

With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)-despite his enduring stereotype as the . The Humor of Kierkegaard is for anyone ready to be amused by human follies.

With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)-despite his enduring stereotype as the melancholy, despairing Dane-as, among philosophers, the most amusing. Kierkegaard not only explored comic perception to its depths but also practiced the art of comedy as astutely as any writer of his time. This collection shows how his theory of comedy is integrated into his practice of comic perception, and how both are integral to his entire authorship. Those new to Kierkegaard will discover a dazzling mind worth meeting.

Oh, come off it, you may say, if you have the idea of Kierkegaard, being both a philosopher and Danish, as a gloomy person. It is the default position for those who have not delved very deep into these matters. And it is understandable. After all, one would assume that someone who wrote a book called Fear and Trembling, and who understood that there was something futile about either life or the effort to understand it, may well be easily distinguishable from a ray of sunshine.

With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. Who might reasonably be nominated as the funniest philosopher of all time? With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares S ren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)-despite his enduring stereotype as the melancholy, despairing Dane-as, among philosophers, the most amusing.

Søren Kierkegaard: Maker of the Modern Theological Mind. Oden, Thomas C (2004). The Humor of Kierkegaard: An Anthology. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Kalkar, Reverend Doctor (1 August 1858).

The Humor of Kierkegaard: An Anthology. If you were asked to nominate the funniest philosopher of all time, Kierkegaard is perhaps not the first name that would spring to mind. But in this well-chosen, engaging anthology, Thomas Oden shows how humour is not just one of Kierkegaard’s techniques, but at the heart of his philosophical view. Consider this from Fear and Trembling: Where am I? What does it mean to say: the world?. Who tricked me into this whole thing and leaves me standing here?.

With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)-despite his . Those already familiar with his theory of comedy will be delighted to see it concisely set forth and exemplified.

With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855), despite his enduring stereotype as the .

With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855), despite his enduring stereotype as the melancholy, despairing Dane, as the most amusing philosopher.

With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855) - despite his enduring stereotype as the .

With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally declares Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855) - despite his enduring stereotype as the melancholy, despairing Dane - as, among philosophers, the most amusing.

Talk about The Humor of Kierkegaard: An Anthology


Vonalij
If you buy this book looking for a few belly laughs, FORGET IT.
Like all of Kierkegaard this book is an exertion in understanding.
Once you've successfully deciphered the point of his parable and you've recognized what at one time passed for biting huomorous satire; it's too late to laugh. It may cause you to raise a smile, but that will be about it. Having once dived into a book on Abraham Lincoln's humor, alleged to be a real wit in case you've didn't know,I had this SAME PROBLEM -- not funny now. This book is a nice addition for anyone growing a Kierkegaard collection but definitely not advisable as a first purchase. I suggest you read at least three other works by this genius first. He is a very deep thinker, that is for sure. If sorting out 19th century Danish humor is your thing; then this book is an okay book, worthwhile but it is still not a great book. However if this is your first go at Soren Kierkegaard, I would definitely vote to pass. Sorry?
Wohald
Just more intrigue from my favorite philosopher.
Kardana
Thanks
Dainris
Wonderful book.
Wrathmaster
The editor of this book says it is not meant to present a systematic , serious investigation of Kierkegaard's humor. Rather it is presented for the general reader as a kind of introduction to Kierkegaard, and his droll, imaginative humor which the editor believes is the greatest of any philosopher.

Having read a fair amount of Kierkegaard in my time I would say that his humor is real, ironic and smile- raising. It will not get anyone rolling in the aisles.

Yet the wit, again the irony do help make Kierkegaard an amusing writer- and this when his emotional range goes far beyond this.